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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

RUMOR: Samoa Joe Is Back With WWE, Will Work ‘Exclusively’ With NXT

It looks like Samoa Joe is coming back to NXT.

According to a new report from, Samoa Joe is back with WWE and will be working exclusively for the NXT brand moving forward. Fightful Select reported Triple H wanted him back almost immediately after learning of Joe’s release, and PWInsider added that Triple H “snatched him back” as soon as possible and wanted him back in NXT instead of losing him to another promotion.

Joe was released by WWE in April, but had been seen in recent weeks at the WWE Performance Center. It was said that Triple H was not happy about Joe being released and as soon as the decision was made to bring him back in, he moved to make Joe part of the NXT brand.

Despite Samoa Joe not wrestling since February 2020 due to concussion-related issues, there is still speculation in regards to his in-ring future. It was noted that the general belief is Joe could wrestle at one point in the future, this new role is expected to focus on “non-wrestling duties.”

F4WOnline‘s Dave Meltzer is also reporting Joe is back with NXT, and he is being looked at for a “[William] Regal-like role” as an on-air authority character. Fightful added that plans are in place for Joe’s return with NXT, and that role could be expanded “if all parties agree” to it.


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